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The phenomenon of reducing effort in the workplace has been around for years now, but in today’s world it is known as “quiet quitting.” That was the topic of the October DLE Culture Chat, which drew a diverse group of attendees from nine states and two countries.
The discussion generated numerous takeaways on the relationship between an employer and a manager in the workplace. Here are some key aspects explored:
- Attendees agreed that it is crucial to help the employee feel comfortable within the workplace, even if this means altering their culture. One participant noted, “Our data indicates that ‘quiet quitting’ is usually less about an employee’s willingness to work harder and more creatively, and more about a manager’s ability to build a relationship with their employees where they are not counting the minutes until quitting time.”
- A strong workplace culture must be implemented in order for a relationship to form between employees and managers to stop “quiet quitting.”
- “How can you hold employers accountable for an expectation that’s not set?” asked one participant. It seems as though employers have an internal disconnect from their work and the workplace, and decide to reduce how much work they are putting forward.
- This chat, with DLE hosting, brought out various insightful stories and opinions about “quiet quitting” that opened the minds of many. It truly showed that no one is alone, and it is normal to struggle with “quiet quitting.” Because this program was not recorded, it was a safe setting to gauge and learn from others, while also teaching others some things they might not have known about quitting. One participant said it best: “That is why the DLE is so necessary—to help adjust to the new skill sets needed.”